- The 9th Street cycle-track is not dead.
- One look at the bike elements of the Sustainble DC Plan.
- NBC4 plays up the driver-cyclist conflict when talking about the "fallout" of the new safety bill, but really there doesn't seem to be any "fallout". No one really seems oppossed to it. Video below the bump.
- An interview with the founder of DC Bike Party, Liz Seremetis.
- All Dash buses have been retrofitted with bike racks.
- There's an uncomfortable set of incentives to on the one hand tell people that biking is safe (so that new people will give it a try) while also telling people it isn't (so that they'll give more money to safety). I suspect that despite the rise in bicycle deaths last year - which may just be noise in the data - biking in America is safer than it's ever been in my lifetime. Nonetheless, America Bikes references last year's uptick in their letter to Secretary LaHood asking that performance measures for states include non-motorized transportation. "In 2011, motor vehicle crash fatalities were at a 60-year low in real numbers, and a historic low in the fatality rate per vehicle miles traveled. Unfortunately, bicycle and pedestrian fatalities are on the rise—both in actual numbers and percentage of overall fatalities. In 2011, a total of 5,109 individuals were killed while walking or bicycling, an increase of 11.7 percent from 2010. As a share of overall fatalities, bicycling and walking fatalities increased a full percentage point, now making up 15.8 percent of all traffic fatalities."
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